Joanna Kaja-Vallière is a Polish organist .
Kaja had piano lessons from the age of six and studied at the Łódź Music Academy , where she received first prizes in the subjects of piano, harpsichord, improvisation, music analysis and history. She wrote her master's thesis on the organ music of Olivier Messiaen .
As a scholarship holder from the French government and the Polish Ministry of Education, she went to Paris and took lessons from Susan Landale . She later entered the class of François-Henry Houbart at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory, where she received first prize in the organ subject as well as the Prix d'Excellence and the Prix de Virtuosité , which was presented to her by Marie-Claire Alain .
Kaja-Vasllière is titular organist at the great Bertrand-Cattiaux organ of the Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul church in Courbevoie . She teaches at the conservatories of Pecq and Marly le Roi and has performed as a concert organist in several European countries, with Domenico Severin she recorded the album Symphonies d'orgues (2013).
- Homepage of Joanne Kaja-Vallière
- Ensemble Vocal Philippe Caillard - Jennifer Fichet - Joanna Kaja-Vallière
- Alain Cartayrade - Guide de la Musique d'Orgue - Joanna Kaja-Vallière, Domenico Severin, Symphonies d'orgues
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Polish organist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20th century|